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Businesses and residents affected by Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Businesses and residents affected by Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Tess Rowland

October 19, 2019

Construction worker Aldo was thankful that he had the day off Saturday, October 12. Just after 9:00 a.m., the Hard Rock Hotel construction site that he had been working on collapsed, leaving many of his colleagues injured. “When you do construction we always have in mind that something can happen...

Hard Rock Hotel crane demolition rescheduled for Sunday

Hard Rock Hotel crane demolition rescheduled for Sunday

Erin Snodgrass

October 19, 2019

Jessica Wharton is ready for the fanfare surrounding the Hard Rock Hotel collapse to be over. Wharton works at Cleo’s, a Mediterranean restaurant located at the corner of Canal and Roosevelt, across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel structure. Due to the restaurant's proximity to the evacuati...

Walgreens and NOLA libraries team up to provide free flu shots

Walgreens and NOLA libraries team up to provide free flu shots

Sam Lucio

October 15, 2019

Monica Wilson-Leary, an elementary school teacher of 27 years, never thought she would become an advocate for flu vaccinations, but that all changed after a friend of hers died from the flu after choosing not to be vaccinated. Now, Wilson-Leary takes flu season extremely seriously. “You ne...

Two dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Two dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Andres Fuentes

October 13, 2019

Search and rescue teams resume their work this morning as they look for one missing construction worker in the Hard Rock Hotel wreckage on the corner of North Rampart and Canal Street. Two people are now confirmed dead, one was killed in the initial wreckage and other was pronounced dead last night and...

One dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

One dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Lily Cummings and Andres Fuentes

October 12, 2019

One person is dead, and 19 injured after a building collapsed located at Rampart and Canal street. All 19 are in stable condition. The collapse happened around 9:00 AM Saturday morning, officials said. That building was the site of the Hard Rock Hotel that is currently under construction. Around...

“Vaping illness” reported in Louisiana, Loyola student notices similar symptoms

“Vaping illness” reported in Louisiana, Loyola student notices similar symptoms

Lily Cummings

October 10, 2019

Ethan Riggs, finance sophomore, and avid "vaper" is hoping he won't become one of hundreds of increasingly harmful vaping statistics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released a statement confirming 805 lung injury cases, and 12 confirmed deaths across the U.S. have been linked to electronic...

Young citizens speak out at Global Climate Strike

Young citizens speak out at Global Climate Strike

Cristian Orellana

October 7, 2019

Seeing 12-year-old Ida Schenck giving a speech to a group of striking New Orleans workers about the importance of climate change might seem odd or out of place, but actually listening to her speak tells a much different story. “We really are fighting for our lives. This isn’t going to just go...

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Andres Fuentes

October 6, 2019

Instead of debating policies or launching attack ads, the two GOP candidates in the Louisiana governor's race decided to unify with the help of Vice President Mike Pence. With days left until the state's primary election, Vice President Pence visited Kenner, Louisiana for the GOP Unity Rally to speak...

College Democrats host environmental debate

Raegan Walberg

October 4, 2019

Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Nunemaker Hall Loyola's College Democrats and students from Benjamin Franklin High School's Green Society hosted a forum and debate on climate change and the local agenda. This event focused on representatives and candidates coming from the 91st and 98th district and their respective an...

Children’s museum opens new location

Children’s museum opens new location

Gabriella Killett

October 4, 2019

The Louisiana Children's Museum has moved from its decades-old home in downtown New Orleans to a new building in City Park. The long-beloved institution opened its new $47.5 million environmentally-conscious building Aug. 31. Executive Director of Loyola University New Orleans' Student Success...

Faking it: Students use fake IDs to circumvent drinking laws

Faking it: Students use fake IDs to circumvent drinking laws

Erin Snodgrass

October 4, 2019

Ashley Hart had only been in college two weeks when she and a group of friends embarked on an increasingly common college rite of passage. They gathered in front of a blank white wall and took each other’s pictures, careful to follow the standard rules for ID photos: neutral expressions, visible faces...

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